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At Grips With War - Third Edition

By: Aldred, Guy Alfred

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Strickland: 1947

Edition: Third

Seller ID: 26597


Pale brown d/jkt, a little grubby; pale brown card wrappers. Stapling intact, but a little oxidized, and has bled slightly; wrappers partially detached from text block, but still quite intact. ; 8vo (6" x 8 1/2"); 92 pages View more info

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Revolt Against An 'Age Of Plenty'

By: Beynon, Huw and Colin Hutchinson

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newcastle, Strongwords: 1980

Seller ID: 25553


Illustrated off-white card wrappers; spine uncreased; lightly marked. B/w illustrations. With corrigenda slip. Contemporary agitprop.; 8vo (6" x 8"); 144 pages View more info

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The Murals Book

By: Brisbane, Cameron, Rick Rogers & Judith Stone

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Hammersmith and Fulham Amenity Trust: 1985

Edition: First

Seller ID: 29750


Stapled booklet - stapling clean and intact. Illustrated b/w card wrappers; b/w illustrations. "A step-by-step guide for community groups and artists who want to work together to improve their surroundings - in a logical, constructive and creative way".; 8vo (6" x 8 1/2"); 41 pages View more info

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Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Gt. Britain

By: Chadwick, Edwin; M.W. Flinn, ed

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press: 1965

Seller ID: 27458


Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage.; Decorated dk red d/jkt, clipped; slight wear to upper and lower edges. Dk green boards; a trifle marked; binding tight. ; 8vo (6" x 10"); 443 pages View more info

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This Leads to War

By: Day, G. W. L

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Figurehead: 1935

Seller ID: 21986


Red card wrappers; a trifle marked; light wear to head and tail of spine, spine slightly creased, but binding intact. Light crease in rear wrapper. Stamp of Social Credit Party on front endpaper. Interesting little volume on social credit.; 8vo (5" x 7 1/2"); 97 pages View more info

Image for A Fair Field, being a modest history of the Church, Parish and People of St. Michael's over a Thousand Years.

A Fair Field, being a modest history of the Church, Parish and People of St. Michael's over a Thousand Years.

By: Everett, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Parochial Church Council of St Michaels, St Albans: 1991

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 25462


Illustrated green card wrappers; a trifle marked and worn; spine uncreased. Occasional pencil notes; inked list of vicars inside rear wrapper. ; 8vo (6" x 8"); 248 pages View more info

Image for Unemployed Struggles 1919-1936. My Life and Struggles Amongst the Unemployed.

Unemployed Struggles 1919-1936. My Life and Struggles Amongst the Unemployed.

By: Hannington, Wal

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence and Wishart: 1936

Seller ID: 27465


Illustrated monochrome , thin card wrappers; a trifle marked; light creasing to lower corners; light wear to base of spine, with minuscule losses, but binding very intact. B/w frontispiece + illustrations. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); 328 pages View more info

Image for No Room to Live. The plaint of Overcrowded London ... With an introduction by Sir Walter Besant

No Room to Live. The plaint of Overcrowded London ... With an introduction by Sir Walter Besant

By: Haw, George

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Wells Gardner, Darton: 1900

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 24914


Illustrated pale brown, buckram boards; lightly marked; gilt titling still quite bright. Occasional faint pencil ticks and annotations in margin. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 178 pages View more info

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Minutes of Evidence taken before the Inter-Departmental Committee on Phyical Deterioration. Vol II - List of Witnesses and Minutes of Evidence

By: HMSO (His Majesty's Stationery Office)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HMSO (His Majesty's Stationery Office): 1905

Seller ID: 24361


A reading copy, only - binding largely disintegrated; front wrapper missing; though all pp seem to be present. In the wake of poor showing by British soldiers in the recent Boer War, mainly due to deficient diet, upbringing and education among the poor, the Inter-Departmental Committee on Phyical Deterioration was established, and presented its report to Parliament in 1904. Not quite an early stirring of the Welfare State, but certainly an early pointer to it. ; 4to (8 1... View more info

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West Ham - A Study in Social and Industrial Problems, being the Report of the Outer London Inquiry Committee.

By: Howarth, Edward G. & Mona Wilson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1907

Edition: First

Seller ID: 25855


Ex-library copy, so usual marks. Plain blk boards, a little marked and worn; binding intact, but a rather weak. Fold-out map of West Ham. View more info

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Women's Institutes

By: McCall, Cicely

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1943

Edition: First

Seller ID: 29749


Illustrated, pale green + white d/jkt, unclipped; intact, but frail - backstrip very worn, d/jkt held in place by front and rear flaps. Illustrated boards (same design as d/jkt); light wear to edges; binding tight. B/w + colour illustrations. Interesting snapshot of - among much else - English women on the Home Front coping with evascuees and wartime conditions. ; 8vo (7" x 9"); 47 pages View more info

The Suffragette - The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910

By: Pankhurst, E. Sylvia

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Gay & Hancock: 1911

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 25303


Decorated pale blk buckram boards; light wear to upper and lower edges; front corners a trifle worn, rear corners still sharp; light wear to head of spine; the spine is detached on one side and has a vertical crease mark, but binding not affected, and still fairly tight; gilt titling and decoration still quite bright; white titling on front a trifle rubbed, but still very legible; spine slightly darkened. pp lightly spotted. Owners' names on front endpaper. B/w frontisp... View more info

Image for The London Gunners Come to Town: Life and Death in Hemel Hempstead in the Great War

The London Gunners Come to Town: Life and Death in Hemel Hempstead in the Great War

By: Reynolds, Bertha & Chris Reynolds

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Tring, Herts, CODIL Language Systems: 1995

Seller ID: 26318


Illustrated pale yellow card wrappers; spine uncreased; b/w illustrations. Fascinating accounts of life in what was then a small market town to the north of London as it overnight became a garrison town during the First World War. ; 8vo (6" x 8"); 280 pages View more info

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The Flogging Craze - A Statement of the Case against Corporal Punishment

By: Salt, Henry S.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Humaniotarian League / George Allen & Unwin: 1916

Edition: First

Seller ID: 26056


Plain red boards (no d/jkt); lightly marked; binding tight. B/w frontispiece. A condemnation of the then practice of judicial flogging, not finally abolished until 1948. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 159 pages View more info

Image for Low's Handbook to the Charities of London, Giving the Object and Office of over 1200 Charitable Institutions

Low's Handbook to the Charities of London, Giving the Object and Office of over 1200 Charitable Institutions

By: Sampson Low, Marston & Co

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co: 1919

Seller ID: 25034


Faded red wrappers; light wear to head of spine, but binding unaffected. The interesting preface is about Bart's Hospital, in London, which gives a fascinating glimpse into how things were managed in those far-off, pre-NHS days; plus many contemporary, revealing ads for charities and charitable causes.; 8vo (5" x 7"); 94+xlviii pages View more info

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The Vauxhall Comic Song Book. Second Series

By: Sharp, John W. (ed)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, T. Allman: 1847

Seller ID: 29745


Embossed and illustrated red boards (no d/jkt); a little marked; light wear to head and tail of backstrip, but binding not affected - binding tight. Corners lightly bumped. Gilt titling and decoration a little rubbed, but still very visible. Gilt edges. B/w frontis, with tissue guard; engraved half-title page. Owner's name on fep, in beautiful copperplate, dd 1848. The editor was "The Musical Director of Vauxhall Gardens". By this stage, the Gardens themselves we... View more info

Christ of the Thames Embankment

By: Smart, W.J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 25318


Illustrated thin card wrappers; a little grubby and worn; backstrip worn, with losses - stitched binding exposed; binding intact, but frail. Fascinating contemporary study of down-and-outs in 1930s London. ; 127 pages View more info

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Village Halls and Social Centres in the Countryside: A Handbook of Information

By: The National Council of Social Service

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The National Council of Social Service: 1945

Edition: Fifth

Seller ID: 26465


Pale brown boards; somewhat marked; binding intact, but light wear to base of spine. B/w illustrations + 5 large fold-out plans at rear. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 85 + ads pages View more info

The Camera and Dr. Barnardo

By: Wagner, Gillian & Valeria Lloyd

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery Publications: 1974

Seller ID: 26955


Stapled booklet; slight lean to front cover, stapling clean and intact. Brown card wrappers, clean and bright. Fascinating historical b/w illustrations. ; 4to (7" x 9"); 40 pages View more info